Thursday, August 11, 2016

Making the case for local newspapers

The family that has owned the Rutland Herald for 70 years announced late last night that it's selling the Herald to a company based in Maine.

Audio interview:


  1. The RH will serve as a case study for a flawed business model. Once the RH elected to bias their reporting toward progressive ideals it alienated readership its advertisers most need to reach. Bottom line, Vermont liberals are typically under achievers with minimal purchasing power. Readership dropped and advertising dollars flowed elsewhere. So S.S., how did the fear mongering over VY benefit your career long term?

  2. The RH
    Writes slanted and negatively about their Sister Town Springfield...

    The RH
    Has and continues to be one of the worst thorns in the side of our neighbors and townsfolk

  3. chuck gregory8/12/16, 2:21 PM

    Not so, 9:33! If your argument were true, the Rutland Herald would have folded 35 years ago, when it had already been referred to for a generation as the "Russian Herald." The Internet has killed a lot of newspapers, many of them very good. It's hard for them to compete with blogs for the ad revenues. The Herald needs a new revenue model.

  4. I this dumbphone age who needs anything more than the Springfield Blog app.

  5. In this dumbphone age who needs anything more than the Springfield Blog app.


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